The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), in collaboration with the IFLA Newspaper Section, is organising the IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2010 here from February 25 to 28. The theme will be 'Digital Preservation and Access to News and Views.' Newspaper librarians and archivists from India, Finland, Australia, the U.S., the U.K., France, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Bangladesh and elsewhere will participate.

Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian and Head of the Kala Nidhi Division at the IGNCA, has said the conference provides an excellent opportunity for Indians to interact and exchange ideas with foreign participants and experts.

The participants will present and discuss the latest research, technical innovations, and business developments in the preservation and dissemination of historical and contemporary news and newspapers. Of particular interest will be the latest developments in digitisation of historical newspapers and in the preservation of today's born digital news and newspapers.

Each year the Newspapers Section conference is held in a different country. As an exception, last year it held two conferences - one in Moscow and one in Stockholm.

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